California is the first state in the nation to establish a network of MPAs – similar to national parks, forests and wilderness areas on land – to protect and restore ocean habitats and increase the health, productivity and resilience of ocean ecosystems. The network was completed in 2012 and created over 120 underwater refuges along the California coast. CMSF is providing critical support in the implementation of the MLPA.
In close collaboration with partner organizations, the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation has played a crucial leadership role in support of California’s MPAs. Our accomplishments include:
Building a consortium of statewide collaborative MPA partners;
Developing a comprehensive suite of MPA education and community outreach products;
Creating sustainable MPA training programs that leverage existing resources and serve as models for statewide implementation.
To donate to California’s MPAs, please enter the desired donation amount below.
By giving an online donation you are providing essential funding for conservation initiatives along the central California Coast that have been identified as needing the most support. The foundation is a
You can donate online using a credit card or a PayPal account. At the end of the credit card transaction you will be presented with an option to print out a receipt for your donation.
You can make an automatic donation to California MPAs once a month from your credit card or PayPal account. Your credit card or PayPal account will be billed each month for the amount you wish for the number of months you choose. At the end of the credit card transaction you will be presented with an option to print out a receipt for your donation.
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
99 Pacific Street, Building 455 E
Monterey, CA 93940-2493
If you have any questions, please email CMSF@CaliforniaMSF.org.